WIOA reforms planning requirements, previously governed by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), to foster better alignment of Federal investments in job training, to integrate service delivery across programs and improve efficiency in service delivery, and to ensure that the workforce system is job-driven and matches employers with skilled individuals. The Act requires the Governor of each State to submit a State Plan to the U.S. Secretary of Labor by March 3, 2016, that outlines a four-year workforce development strategy for the State’s workforce development system. States must have approved State Plans in place to receive funding for core programs.
Comments will be accepted until 4 PM (EST), December 21, 2015.
Click here for more information about submitting comments. INARF will be reviewing the draft plan and submitting comments on behalf of the Association. As those comments are finalized, they will be shared with the membership for consideration and use in submitting individual member agency comments.